Makers and hobbyists that enjoy building projects using the awesome Raspberry Pi a single board mini PCs or the Arduino platform might be interested in a new device browser called DeB, that allows you to create smartphone user interfaces for your Arduino and Raspberry Pi projects.
DeB doesn’t require you to have any knowledge of writing smartphone applications and allows you to create a smartphone user interface in minutes. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action.
Our system consists of three elements: Shield, Hub and DeB.
“The ADRC Shield : Shields are boards that can be plugged on top of the Arduino printed circuit board (PCB) to extend its capabilities. We incorporated our Auto-Discovery Remote Control technology onto the ADRC Shield or just Shield for short. It communicates via 802.15.4 communications technology with the ADRC Hub because this radio gives longer range than Bluetooth and uses less power than Wi-Fi.
The ADRC Hub : The ADRC Hub or just Hub contains the other half of our Auto-Discovery Remote Control technology. It acts as a translator between Wi-Fi on the phone and the 802.15.4 radio on the ADRC Shield. Also it is able to run advanced apps such as a rules engine or an energy monitoring service which may be available in the future. And finally it will provide a secure interface to the Internet so that you can safely control your projects when you are away from home.
The Device Browser – DeB : The Device Browser or DeB for short, brings everything together into one coherent and easy to use system. Just as a web browser allows you to view any website, DeB allows you to interact with any ADRC device. DeB is a single app that runs on a smartphone and provides the ability for developers to create customised user interfaces without needing the skills, funds or time required to create a phone app. DeB comes with a set of device templates that work out of the box, allowing you to customise them to suit your needs. You will then enjoy learning and exploring how to create your own fully customised interface.”
The DeB project is currently over on the Kickstarter crowd funding website looking to raise enough pledges to make the jump from concept to production. So if you think DeB is something your projects could benefit from, visit the Kickstarter website via the link below to make a pledge and help DeB become a reality.
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